Category Archives: Things I Love

Vimala — The Love Affair Continues.

Whenever I think to check the stats for my blog, without fail, the most common search that brings people to my site is ‘the Vimala alphabet.’ Occasionally, someone will leave a comment, usually asking a question, and we’ll have a … Continue reading

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What Are YOUR Walls Whispering?

Sometimes siblings can be a little harsh with each other. Long before Gabriel moved out, Jacob was talking about taking over his bedroom. It made me wince. ‘Good grief,’ I’d say (only in my head, mind you.) ‘You make it sound like … Continue reading

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And To All a Simple New Year

I usually take a great deal of time and energy to create a list of goals/wishes/dreams/intentions for the year to come. But this year, as I look ahead at the months unspooling before me and think about what I would … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Loss of a Love

 I’m back to moving through treacle again. I thought I was done with the particular type of mourning that comes with a child leaving the nest. It was a busy autumn. My days were full, my nights restful. If a … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

When my mug crashed and burned (okay — here’s where I admit that I am still using it despite its precarious nature, BUT only for as long as it takes me to find a beautiful one to replace it). (I’m sorry, … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Shade

I love my veranda! Okay . . . technically, it’s not a veranda. It’s a back deck. But I really wanted a veranda so, when  we put a roof over our back deck, I started calling it my veranda. As … Continue reading

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And to All a Colorful New Year

Over the last few years, I’ve learned to be vigilant when I attend Christmas Markets. Other than saying hello to my fellow vendors, I keep my eyes down as I bring in my market paraphernalia and focus only on my … Continue reading

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